She had a child through a sperm donor. Nadra refuses to recognise it.

“When they first moved to Pakistan, Areeba and her daughter entered the country on a visit visa. The application asked for Komal’s father and, without giving it much thought, Areeba wrote down a random name.”

One khokha, one thousand lives

In June 2019, the CDA, during an anti-encroachment drive in the city, bulldozed over a 102 licensed khokhas without notice. The khokha owners of Islamabad are now combating CDA in Islamabad High Court for the right to operate their licenced stalls. Sharafat Ali, a 30-year-old clerk, eats three meals a day from a khokha in … Continue reading One khokha, one thousand lives

Man arrested in Peshawar on incitement of violence against Pakhtun activist Gulalai Ismail

Islamabad, 22 January 2017: Hamza Khan, a 23-year-old student from Mardan has been arrested by Peshawar Police on Monday on charges of incitement of violence against Pakhtun activist  Gulalai Ismail. The arrest has been made against an FIR registered by the Peshawar Police on 20th November 2017. Once Commoners, Now Heroes As per detail, the accused had … Continue reading Man arrested in Peshawar on incitement of violence against Pakhtun activist Gulalai Ismail

No change in law, order situation on a larger scale: report

As the first quarter of 2016 ends, the overall law and order situation in the country does not seem to have changed on a larger scale but has shown a significant decrease in some parts. According to the Centre for Research and Security Studies Pakistan’s (CRSS) first quarter report of 2016 which focuses on fatalities … Continue reading No change in law, order situation on a larger scale: report

ISPR challenges Taliban for a dance off to decide Zarb-e-Azb winner

This is a piece of Satire ISPR also focusing on improving quality of videos Rawalpindi: ISPR has successfully released its second musical video in the memory of the APS Peshawar victims. It hopes to fill the security gap of the country with such musical videos, Khabaristan Times has learnt. “We have huge plans for spreading … Continue reading ISPR challenges Taliban for a dance off to decide Zarb-e-Azb winner

Ghosts of the LG polls past and future

And the elected acting like dummies   The Constitution of Pakistan establishes the state as a federal parliamentary republic, comprising four provinces: Punjab (95 million), Sindh (41.3 million), Balochistan (8.8 million) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (23.3 million). Administratively, the country is divided into Districts, Tehsils (sub-districts) and Union Councils, with each Union Council comprising a number … Continue reading Ghosts of the LG polls past and future